1. pincer

noun. a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods.


  • member
  • nipper
  • claw
  • extremity
  • chela
  • crustacean


  • adult

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2. pincer

noun. a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping.


  • pair of pincers
  • roach holder
  • tweezer
  • pair of tweezers
  • roach clip

Sentences with pincer

1. Noun, singular or mass
He will also be able to pull himself up to a sitting position, feed himself and use a pincer grasp.

2. Noun, plural
Pedicellaria are small pincer organs that are part of the skin covering the top of starfish.

3. Adjective
Hold the crab claw meat by the pincer end and dip the meaty end in melted butter, lemon juice or spicy mustard.